Young Marlins Fan Gets On Camera, Completely Loses His Mind

At a recent Marlins game, the camera panned through the stands and lingered on one small fan, putting him on the jumbotron. Fans often notice when this happens, and they get excited and wave at the camera and everyone has a nice time. This kid, though, took things to another level, creating the greatest moment in… » 6/25/14 8:23am 6/25/14 8:23am

José Fernández Is Hurt, And We Aren't Allowed To Love Anymore

José Fernández is 21 years old and unquestionably one of the most exciting players in baseball. I use "player" in place of "pitcher" with purpose, because it's not just Fernández's ability to mow down hitters that makes him so much fun to watch; it's the fact that he milks every ounce of fun he possibly can out of… » 5/13/14 1:02pm 5/13/14 1:02pm

Yasiel Puig Hits Monster Home Run, Follows With Wonderful Bat Flip

In the fourth inning tonight in Miami, Yasiel Puig blasted a towering three-run homer to left-center, giving the Dodgers a 6-2 lead and Bill Plaschke a fainting spell. You see, Yasiel flipped his bat after his swing, signifying one of two things, depending on how many feet you have in the grave. It was either… » 5/03/14 11:09pm 5/03/14 11:09pm

Miami Marlins Owner's Insane Book About Peanuts Will Melt Your Brain

When we speak of spring and baseball, we speak of renewal. New shoots of grass, possibility, the warm rays in Florida. We rarely mention the game's antipodal force that dwells there too, a darkness that consumes joy—its unblinking saurian eyes unevolved for 37 million years, unregenerate in its predation on all hope.… » 4/03/14 1:17pm 4/03/14 1:17pm

Jose Fernandez Grounds Out Weakly; Mom And Grandma Laugh At Him

Jose Fernandez is your Marlins Opening Day starter. He's a great, young pitcher who, according to Eduardo Perez, also thinks he's a great, young hitter. Perez said during the broadcast that he considers himself a cleanup hitter. So far, through four scoreless innings against the Rockies, he's given up four hits and… » 3/31/14 8:39pm 3/31/14 8:39pm

Marlins Dad Abandons Son For Ground-Rule Double

There is something about retrieving baseballs that is hard-wired into the psyche of all adult males. Maybe it's a vestige of our hunter-gatherer path, but even the sanest of men can't help but drop everything and goofily run after a $17 ball. It's a poor job by evolution, because sometimes we drop our own spawn. » 3/11/14 9:55am 3/11/14 9:55am